Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series - Round 4 - Round 4 - Midvaal Raceway - 2018-06-02

Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series – Round 4 – Round 4 – Midvaal Raceway – 2018-06-02

Once again, the popular Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series joined the Inland Championship at Midvaal Raceway for round four of the 2018 championship on Saturday, 2 June 2018. The moment one thinks a championship has identified a couple leaders that will take charge the rest of the season a round such as this comes around and mixes it all up. Past Saturday has proven that anything is possible in racing and one should never make assumptions about favourites. Even though…

Antonie Marx had to work his way from almost at the back of the field during both races at Midvaal Raceway - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Tough day at Midvaal Raceway for Marx sees him emerge as championship leader

Although Round 4 of the 2018 Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series at Midvaal Raceway did not live up to Antonie Marx’s expectations, he did manage to retain his Class C lead as well as emerge as joint overall championship leader. Saturday, June 2 saw Marx go home with two lesser-points finishes, but the retirement of Class B leader Paulo Loureiro sees him in a good position heading into the second half of the season. Friday’s untimed practice sessions saw Marx…

Brett Garland leads the charge to the first corner - Picture by Paul Bedford

Close racing at Midvaal for autoBarn SuperHatch

Jonathan du Toit (Trans Africa Racing Honda Civic) emerged as the overall winner at the fourth round of the 2018 autObarn SuperHatch championship, held at Midvaal Raceway on Saturday, 2 June. Louis Scholtz (Car Care Clinic Honda Civic) won class B with Almero van Eck (Burris Polo) topping class C. In the opening race Brett Garland (autObarn / Total / Sabat Honda Civic), who set the quickest time in the morning qualifying session, was the early leader, but once his…

Lyle Ramsay - Picture by Paul Bedford

Ramsay meets the Midvaal challenge

At the opening event of the season, both Lyle Ramsay (Monroe Racing RSA/Fuchs Polo) and Jacques Smith (BPM Engineering Polo) left Midvaal Raceway disappointed with the start they had to their campaigns. Four months later, they left the same venue much happier after taking overall victories in their respective classes at the fourth round of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge held on Saturday, 2 June. Christiaan de Wet (MotorMart Klerksdorp Polo) took the overall win in class C after winning…

Richard van Heerde leading, winner heat 2 rev

The EV Dynamics Inland Championship rocks the Vaal Triangle

A bumper day’s racing in relatively warm sunshine kept an enthusiastic crowd entertained at Amtec Midvaal Raceway on Saturday 2nd June in another round of this year’s EV Dynamics Inland Championship. After all the upheaval surrounding Red Star’s decision to fall out of MSA’s jurisdiction, it was good to get back on track (no pun intended) and have such a large turnout of competitors across a broad spectrum, proof if any were needed that the passion reigns supreme at this…